Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Religion of Persecution

The main barrier to dialogue between Christians and Muslims is the failure of some countries in the Islamic world to respect freedom of worship, the country's leading Roman Catholic said on Tuesday.

When Christians are persecuted in those countries, Muslims in Britain have a duty to speak up in their defence, said Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, leader of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
From the BBC (!) :
Malaysia is considering its multi-cultural credentials after a crowd of Muslims on Sunday broke up a meeting called to defend the rights of religious minorities.
Will there be condemnation? Don't hold your breath Cardinal.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

v.interesting what the cardinal said.

it all ties in with increasing evidence of Pope Benedict's more hardline stance against Islam.

3:14 pm  
Blogger Paulinus said...

Q right anonymous Benedict XVI has a more hardline stance than his predecessor. Interesting their Eminences are doing some synchronised stating of the facts. Here's Cardinal George Pell of Sydney:

"In my own reading of the Koran, I began to note down invocations to violence," he said. "There are so many of them, however, that I abandoned this exercise after 50 or 60 or 70 pages.",20281,19033122-5001028,00.html

5:47 pm  

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